Flag of Iowa

Flag of Iowa

Officially » State of Iowa

State Capital » Des Moines (also largest)


  • Population » 3,190,369 (2020)


  • Located in the American Midwest
  • Bordered by Wisconsin to the northeast, Illinois to the east and southeast, Missouri to the south, Nebraska to the west, South Dakota to the northwest, and Minnesota to the north.
  • Bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri River and Big Sioux River to the west


  • One of the top states for hiking (Forbes)